Welfare groups in Lugari Sub County have been challenged to engage in various business activities for socio-economic development instead of just joining together to help members during funerals.
Speaking at Malaika trading center in Marakusi location during distribution of topdressing fertilizer to members of Muyuji welfare group, Mr. Cosmas Kidaha who is the coordinator of the group said diversification provides alternative sources of income for the members.
He disclosed that Muyuji welfare had advanced its activities by engaging in various programs ranging from agriculture, table banking, and catering, supporting education among others.
Through the education promotion initiative, he said the group has managed to support dozens of students from the area up to university level.
“We do not want to see children of our members missing school due to lack of fees and so we give support from primary to the highest level of education a child can manage,” stated Mr. Kidaha.
He said table banking had really helped members of Muyuji welfare to increase sources of livelihoods as well as improve living standards as they benefit from the interest they pay in form of bonus and dividends.
During the event a total of 130 members received each a 50kg bag of topdressing fertilizer.
Members led by Robert Luyuku thanked the efforts made by the group in empowering it’s members economically.
“I’m the oldest member of the group; at the age of 78 I can say I have benefited a lot. I have a poultry project, I have a cow all that came from this group and today I am happy to receive topdressing fertilizer, “said Luyuku challenging youths to join groups.